Balule is a wonderful venue for wildlife, birding, hiking, game drive safaris, touring and golfing. It is close to the Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates of the Kruger National Park, the majestic Drakensberg and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
Guided excursions to local tourist sites are available to our guests, offering an opportunity to visit the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest, Cheetah Breeding Project, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, the famous White Lions as well as the Shangaan Tribal Village.
The tranquillity and peace of Umhlametsi together with the incredible game sightings will leave a yearning for a return to this piece of paradise. We are ideal for occasions from relaxing getaways and family gatherings, to entertaining your clients or team building and corporate getaways.
For the golf enthusiast, the famous Hans Merensky golf course is in nearby Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit has its own challenging and beautiful 9-hole, 18 tee course. Experience a game of golf while observing impala, warthog, duiker and other species of game grazing peacefully alongside you on the golf course.
Activities and Excursions
During your stay at Kwenga Safari Lodge we can arrange additional activities and excursions, should you wish to venture further afield.
Some of the activities on offer include hot-air ballooning (weather permitting), micro lighting and helicopter flips, scenic flights, hiking, tours of the Panorama Route, visits to wildlife sanctuaries and rehabilitation centres, cultural village visits and community tours and sundowner cruises.
Kruger National Park Day Trips
Day trips to thethe iconic Kruger National Park, Africa’s largest Big 5 game reserve can be arranged. The trip is a full day excursion.
Hot Air Balooning
Experience the magic of game viewing from "lighter-than-air" flight over the Reserve. The pilots and guides will ensure a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your Safari.
Boat cruises, microlight flights and kloofing are just some of the activities we can arrange for you in the Blyde Canyon.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), is living proof that people can make a difference to the long-term survival of the planet and its animal inhabitants.
The centre has been in operation for almost 30 years, and is one of South Africa’s leading conservation and rehabilitation centre’s for Rhino’s and Elephants, as well as being respected for one of the longest standing, and most successful cheetah breeding and conservation programme’s in the country too.
Bourke's Luck Potholes
Formed by centuries of water, these bizarre cylindrical potholes marks the start of the Blyde River Canyon.
They were named after Tom Burke, a gold digger, who staked a claim nearby.
Nyani Cultural Village
The history and culture of the African tribes comes to life at Nyani Cultural Village. This cultural attraction in Hoedspruit is an ideal destination for visitors and learners of all ages, with the program modified to suit all age groups in terms of content and duration.
The journey starts in their village where guests experience an original show “Limpopo Pathways” featuring the costumes, songs and dances of the San (Bushmen), the Shona & Venda, the Tsonga, the Balobedu (Modjadji the Rain Queen), the Pedi and the BaHananawa (Tswana). They also include the Swati and Zulu dances as these tribes played an influential part in the history of the Limpopo.
Hans Merensky golf course
Situated in the Valley of the Elephants, adjacent to the Kruger Park. Crocodile and hippo adds to the adventure of your the normal “water hazards”. Rated one of the top 20 golf courses in South Africa
Kinyonga Reptile Center
"Kinyonga" is a Swahili word meaning Chameleon which essentially means little lion. These completely harmless reptiles are feared by many inhabitants of Africa. This unreasonable fear also exists with snakes yet most snakes are, also themselves, totally harmless. The Kinyonga Reptile Centre has a dedicated team that works at saving reptiles by all means possible. We believe that education is a powerful tool that should play a major role in conservation.